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12 Sep 2018 5:59 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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DJCoaltrain12 Sep 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

List the manufacturer
List the scale
Provide a photo of the miniatures for sale, not the pro-painted ones from magazine ads.
Don't list expedited mail service at $12.00 USD for something that will fit in a $7.20 USD Flat Rate Priority Mail box.
Don't mail figures in an envelope.
If you demand same day payment, I demand same day package mailing. Or, don't be surprised when I tank your mailing rating on feedback.
Communicate, communicate, communicate!

FABET0112 Sep 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

You can have it fast, you can have it done right and you can have it cheap – Pick two.

DJCoaltrain12 Sep 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

Fast is not necessary, but slow just isn't right.
Minis that I consider purchasing are never cheap.
That leaves doing it right, which is all I ask.
I'm just a simple rustic bucolic, and I can't understand why folks can't do something right, which is so simple.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 3:54 a.m. PST

If you're going to post something about shipping specifically related to Ebay, say that (or tell me where my mailing rating is on TMP), its so simple to be specific. Also, don't post that on the Science Plus boards. That's wrong. And so simple not to do.

I have no objection to any of the standards you put forward, but I do object to the condescending way you asserting that they are somehow "right" (as opposed to "wrong") and "simple".

You have the right to expect whatever level of service you want. And a vendor has a right to provide whatever level of service they can.

So, if someone were, hypothetically, a disabled veteran with limited mobility and no driver's license and couldn't instantly get to the post office for shipping boxes the nanosecond you click pay and also was not keeping a mirror inventory of shipping boxes that cost four times the profit they're making on sales of items, they may want payment now to buy the box in which they ship in a couple of days. Perfectly fine business model.

If you don't like that, perfectly fine not to buy from them.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 8:42 a.m. PST

They all seem reasonable.

I love the USPS flat rate boxes for my EBay sales – free at the post office and you know the price based on box size.

The only time mailing a figure in an envelope would be acceptable is if it was a single figure or two sent as a replacement on a defective one.

DJCoaltrain20 Sep 2018 4:24 p.m. PST

If you're going to post something about shipping specifically related to Ebay, say that (or tell me where my mailing rating is on TMP), its so simple to be specific.

*NJH: I acquire minis on several different forums, including TMP. My comments are relevant to all of them. Besides it's a RANT, making sense is not always part of Ranting.

Also, don't post that on the Science Plus boards. That's wrong. And so simple not to do.
*NJH: I selected no cross-posting. I cannot explain why it appeared there.

I have no objection to any of the standards you put forward, but I do object to the condescending way you asserting that they are somehow "right" (as opposed to "wrong") and "simple".

*NJH: I do them because I try to be courteous to others. I think being courteous is the "right" thing to do. Others may not.

You have the right to expect whatever level of service you want. And a vendor has a right to provide whatever level of service they can.

*NJH: No, they do not have the "right" to provide crappy service.

So, if someone were, hypothetically, a disabled veteran with limited mobility and no driver's license and couldn't instantly get to the post office for shipping boxes the nanosecond you click pay and also was not keeping a mirror inventory of shipping boxes that cost four times the profit they're making on sales of items, they may want payment now to buy the box in which they ship in a couple of days. Perfectly fine business model.

*NJH: "Hypothetically" speaking, if they are encumbered in such a manner, then they should let the potential buyers know this in the ad. Notice my last was communicate. I have no problems giving folks additional time for good reason. If I know I'm ordering from Helen Keller, I will make allowances.

If you don't like that, perfectly fine not to buy from them.

*NJH: The problem is that I have no way of knowing before they have my money. And, No, I do not order again from a seller who has provided crappy service.

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